Don’t Go Without a Utah Boat Accident Attorney
Like its winter sports, Utah’s landscape and environment makes it for a prime spot for various types of water sports. From Lake Powell to Bear Lake Utahns every summer load up in their boats and hit the waves. Unfortunately, with summer water sports comes irresponsible people driving many of those boats. Many times injuries are caused on Utah lakes by boat operators who have been drinking too much. If you have been injured in a boating accident by another boat operator, contact a Utah boat accident attorney at Salcido Law Firm. We can help.
Injuries and Fatalities from Boating Accidents
Every year the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics to determine how many people were injured in boating accidents. At the time of writing this post, the latest stats are from 2008. In that year there were over more than 1,200 boating accidents and out of those 60 people were killed and more than 850 were injured.
Take Boat Safety Precautions
When boating, act responsibly and follow Utah’s boating laws. Limit your alcohol consumption and make sure that whoever is operating the boat has not had too much to drink.
Always wear your life jacket. Drowning is the number one cause of death amongst victims of boating accidents.
Don’t jump into the water if the propeller is on. Turn it off, then jump in.
Always enter the boat from water in the designated area.
Use common sense.
Beware of Other Boat Operators
In spite of the precautions you may take to make sure you are acting responsibly and safe while boating on a Utah lake, others are not always so responsible. Take heed to operate your boat defensively. Watch out for other boat operators and keep a safe distance.
Call Us if you have been Injured in a Utah Boating Accident
If you have been injured in a Utah boating accident, call a Utah boat accident attorney at Salcido Law Firm. We know how to aggressively defend your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. You can contact us by phone locally at 801.413.1753 or toll free at 888.337.3235 or you can email us and we’ll get back to you right away.